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[ka-my; English ka-moo] /kaˈmü; English kæˈmu/
[al-ber] /alˈbɛr/ (Show IPA),
1913–60, French novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and essayist: Nobel Prize 1957. Unabridged
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  • Other members, friends of La Fayette, collected round him, and sought to silence the threatening vociferations of Camus.

    History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine
  • This method is recommended in the Cours de Math, par Camus, p. 38.

  • Catalogues des livres de M. le Camus de Limare, Paris, 1779, 12mo.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • Why not wait at least until our return from Camus, or even until the morning?

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • Chemintz, 1792: but Camus's memoir is replete with curious matter, and is illustrated with fac-simile cuts.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
British Dictionary definitions for Camus


/French kamy/
Albert (albɛr). 1913–60, French novelist, dramatist, and essayist, noted for his pessimistic portrayal of man's condition of isolation in an absurd world: author of the novels L'Étranger (1942) and La Peste (1947), the plays Le Malentendu (1945) and Caligula (1946), and the essays Le Mythe de Sisyphe (1942) and L'Homme révolté (1951): Nobel prize for literature 1957.
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